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Senator Lugar calls Bush's proposed gulag for lifetime suspect detention -- "Camp 6" -- a "bad idea." Call It a Soviet Idea Adopted by the White House. 1/3
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Bush economy runs dangerous deficits that strain the patience of global investors 1/3
Rep. Bob Matsui (D-California), guardian of Social Security, dies at 63 from rare disease 1/3
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Shirley Chisholm, first African-American woman elected to Congress, has died
Briton says he was tortured at Guantanamo for reciting prayers 1/3
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1.7 million people need food after the Asian tsunami 1/3
Democratic Leadership Council Still Trying to Turn the Party of Roosevelt Into a Bush-Light Shadow Party. Idiots, You Can't Outcorporate the Republican Party While They Take Away Working Class Votes on Issues of Cultural Values Populism. 1/2
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Bush may cut defense budget by $60 billion over 6 years. And Zell Miller told us it was Kerry who wanted to command forces armed with spitballs 1/3
Terrorism Fight Prods NSA to Look Beyond Its Fortress. Watch Out, Another Bushevik Agency on the Loose.
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John Yoo, defender of Clarence Thomas, says it's "over-ethicizing" to wonder about the justice's lavish $42,000 in gifts while on the bench. He's not one to overethicize, having advocated torture under Ashcroft 1/3
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Speech by Rep. Bob Matsui on early childhood in an internment camp. Contrast this with Michelle Malkin and Pipes's shameful dismissal of his family's experience 1/3
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DVD: Mark Crispin Miller's "Patriot Act": A Tour De Force Through the Mind of George W. Bush and Rage of the Right Wing. Simply Sensational.
U.S. official in Iraq: "We have to make the elections happen and then we'll worry about the results." Bush hasn't been in the habit of making plans in Iraq, so why start now? 1/3
Bush's Global Warming Benefit! Melting ice may create shipping shortcut. 1/3
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New York Times on the Social Security fear factor, a specter conjured "from the ether" by the Bush Administration's phantom math 1/3
$1 billion of your money was given to religious groups in 2003 as the Bush administration chiseled away the church and state barrier 1/3
Ask not for whom the bell of justice tolls. It tolls for Enron executives 1/3
$500 million donation from Japan dwarfs United States's help for quake victims 1/3
Oxfam's earthquake relief fund 1/3
Self-appointed kindergarten cops want to expel 5-year-olds from a Catholic school because their parents are gay 1/3
32 die in Sunday bombings and shootings in Iraq 1/3
Paul Krugman: Getting past the deliberate confusion that clouds social security 1/3
Outrage at the needless death of an 81-year-old Haitian clergyman in Homeland Security custody. Land of the free? 1/3
Drudge claim: Democrats will confront Gonzales with the torture he unleashed 1/3
New case of Mad Cow disease confirmed in Canada 1/3
Iraqi election officials quit rather than get fired at 1/3
Retired general and ex-spy chief says 9/11 widows have been "swindled" by upcoming intelligence "shake-up." Warning: link contains dangerously nauseating picture of self-satisfied politicians 1/3
Tsunami distribution system not working 1/3
Paper of record reported a political burglary in Toledo, but the national press ignored it 1/3
Investor's Business Daily: Buzzflash continues to have "much influence in the media." Support alternatives to the right-wing media 1/3
Are U.S. jets trying to provoke an incident in Iran's skies? 1/3
Michael Crichton is one small part of a wider campaign to brand environmentalists as terrorists 1/3
Supreme Court and federal retirement may divide next Congress the most 1/3
It just keeps getting worse. The last six months were the deadliest yet for troops in Iraq 1/3
WaPo: Would it have killed Bush to show some class in the judicial nominations battle? 1/3
Boston Globe: Some of the largest Homeland Security contractors have track records of astonishing corruption and incompetence 1/3
So much for the occupation that pays for itself. Insurgents are crippling Iraq's oil industry 1/3
Tours of duty in Iraq threaten the institution of marriage 1/3
"Rallies for the Republic" Monday in Boston, Tuesday in San Francisco 1/3
Kerry: I'm sticking around 1/3
Neocons want to make Rumsfeld the fall guy 1/3
The Ohio elections chief is letting the clock run out before January 6, when questionable results become official 1/3
Cole: Why is a mainstream American newspaper reprinting the David Dukean demagoguery of Daniel Pipes, who supports concentration camps for unpopular American citizens? 1/3
Instead of throwing parades and flowers, Iraqis continue to fling believable accusations of being tortured 1/3
Incoming Yuschenko faces new trouble as Turkmenistan shuts off Ukraine's gas and demands more money 1/3
Bush's "Axis of Evil" policy predicted to receive "boost in credibility if Iraq's elections come off well." In other words, it won't 1/3
Riverbend: The Iraqi elections are cloaked in mystery and already besotted with pro-Iranian ballot fraud 1/3
Marines insist new armor for humvees has nothing to do with criticism of Rumsfeld 1/3
Berkowitz: Family values apparently don't include tsunami relief 1/3
Wheary: Who owns America's moral values? 1/3
Scientists had demanded warning system for Indian Ocean 1/3
Join the drive to contact Senators on vote fraud before the clock runs out Jan. 6 1/3
How Wal-Mart fosters and feeds on American poverty 1/3
Small countries put Bush "generosity" for tsunami victims to shame 1/3
Welch: Americans' obsession with media bias is itself an ideology 1/3
Join Jesse Jackson on January 3 to rally for an America where every vote counts, then take a freedom ride from Ohio to D.C. 1/3
Meet Maher Arar, a Canadian technology worker that the U.S. shipped to Syria for the kind of torture Gonzales hasn't yet legalized here 1/3
USO program will help troops phone home 1/3
FOIA in Britain reveals Rupert Murdoch's grip on the Blair government 1/3
Robert Scheer praises the forces of American freedom who have exposed a brutal Cuban gulag -- ours 1/3
Take the ACLU pledge: Refuse to surrender your freedom 1/3
What if Iraq taps pro-Iran leaders? 1/3
Detained on the basis of faith. "When I said I have rights as an American citizen, they said they don't apply at the border." 1/3
Cohn: Bush officials scamper away from the paper trail of White House officials who felt the Geneva Conventions were quaint 1/3
The trail of Kerik the thug enforcer leads to more signs that Giuliani's New York was as corrupt as Gotham City 1/3
Afghan drug lords could rake in a record $7 billion this year 1/3
Crackpot Bush proposal for life imprisonment without evidence gathers critics 1/3
Cowed CBS boss grovels before White House. Maybe he should wait until we find out whether the memos were a dirty trick 1/3
William O'Rourke: For 2005, the grimmest predictions are the safest bets 1/3
Do as the Republicans say, not as they do 1/3
Coleen Rowley, A career FBI agent who rocked official Washington with a blistering memo to the boss alleging bureau bungling before the Sept. 11 attacks retired from the agency Friday. 1/2
Newsweek Just Publishes Nov. 11th Interview with Kerry. Kind of Delayed, Wouldn't You Say? 1/2
What a Tragic Joke? Opium Crop Soars to Record Levels Under Bush and They are "Discussing" It. 1/2
New California Law Allows Same-Sex Couples to Enjoy Many Benefits Often Linked With Marriage 1/2
Eliot Spitzer takes on corporate malfeasance and consumer rip-offs and becomes a hero. The DLC says, oh, don't make a fuss, we need the corporations. Please, who would you vote for? Spitzer or the DLC? Spitzer is About What DLC Senators AREN'T Doing.
Haitian community says the case of a pastor who died in immigration officials' custody, his medicines confiscated, is emblematic. 1/2
"I always like it when an interview subject ends a conversation on an interesting note....Dale Earnhardt Jr. (July 11) announced that our lunch, inside his trailer at the Chicagoland Speedway, was over. Quoth Junior: 'I gotta take a dump.'" 1/2
Pew Research Poll: Most Important Issue in the Election Was the War 1/2
A Citizens' Independence Movement 1/2
The Other Stolen Election, Not the One in Ukraine 1/2
Because Media Matters! 1/2
In Plan to Reduce Deficit, White House Turns to Old Projections or How Every Newborn in America Will Have a "Baby Tax" of Tens of Thousands of Dollars in National Debt 1/2
Who Owns the Media? 1/2
Iraq Ushers in New Year with Deadly Attacks 1/2
On January 6, 2005, the House and Senate will meet to consider the electoral vote count. Progressive members of the House of Representatives will challenge the vote count based on the voting irregularities and recount efforts still underway. 1/2
What is the Rand Corporation "Giving" Afghanistan? Sesame Street! 1/2
At least 19 Iraqis, 18 of them National Guardsmen, have been killed in a car bomb explosion, the US military says. 1/2
Bush's Latest 180 Degree Turn After Being AWOL from the Tidal Wave Disaster is to Surf It as a Manufactured Faux "Humanitarian" for Awhile to Get Iraq Out of the News 1/2
Pentagon says military needs anthrax vaccine. By the way, whatever happened to the Anthrax Terrorist? Another Bush Failure. 1/2
The Power of the Community Press 1/2
Video: Congress Dropped the Ball in 2001, Will They Do So in 2005? -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution
The Role of the Liberal Movement in Making Sure that Every Vote Was Counted in Washington State 1/2
Canadia PM calls cabinet meeting on Asia disaster 1/2
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Labor Board's Detractors See a Bias Against Workers 1/2
"He Died For Nothing" -- Episode 27 of Steven C. Day's The Last Chance Democracy Café
Disorganization, Shortage of Gear Complicate Relief Effort 1/2
G.I. Families United in Grief, but Split by the War 1/2
The Bush Record: Pesticides and Other Toxic Chemicals 1/2
New Year Starts With Record Warmth 1/2
Tremors, aftershocks jar Sumatra, other islands 1/2
The Bush administration's assault on the Geneva Conventions has caused collateral damage to the legal offices of the executive branch and the military. 1/2
Was an Election "Bounced" in New Mexico? 1/2
A Daily Look at Iraq Military Deaths 1/2
"Supersize Me": Teen Obesity Is a Ticking Time Bomb 1/2
Rescuers Set to Call Off Survivor Search 1/2
A Teamster's death in El Salvador, known for anti-union violence, spurs calls for probes. 1/2
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Vote-by-Mail: The Real Winner Is Democracy, by the Oregon Secretary of State 1/2
FOX Lies for Bush About Initial Catastrophe Aid Package. FOX News Should be Considered as Part of Republican Party Expenditures for the Purpose of Political Campaigns.
South Africa Begins Gun Amnesty 1/2
Intimidation, Politics and Drug Industry Cripple U.S. Medicine 1/2
Ohio Supreme Court Prohibits Tobacco Ads on Matches 1/2
Bush's Coronation is an Embarrasment of Riches as Aid is Vitally Needed by Survivors of Natural Disaster That May Have Killed as Many as 150,000 and Left Thousands Upon Thousands of Orphans, Widows, and Widowers
If There's Sleaze in the Capitol, You Know That Tom DeLay is Around 1/2
U.S. Soldier, Afghan Killed in Gunfight 1/2
From Heart of Indonesia's Disaster, a Cry for Help 1/2
Annan confirms Indonesia trip 1/2
My Fight With Clear Channel -- A BuzzFlash Reader Contribution (Updated with contact info for WGY, the Clear Channel station that refused the ads)
Conservative advocacy group says television has no respect for religion 1/2
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Firewood Sales Up As Oil Prices Rise 1/2
Murders Down in Many Big Cities, AP Finds 12/2
Day of mourning in Sweden, Finland and Norway as thousands feared dead 1/2
Dear Clear Channel, What's Your Position on Free Speech? -- A Letter from Robert Millman to WGY's Station Manager
A Little Wing Nuttery 1/2
Of Course, Jeb Being Sent as OUR Ambassador to "Survey" the Catastrophe is Positioning Him to Continue the Bush Royal Dynastic Rule in 2008. And, Yes, We Already Predict He Will Carry Florida and Ohio, If Blackwell is Elected Governor in OH. 1/2
From the Archives: The Unfeeling President, by E.L. Doctorow 1/2
For Iraqis, Not Much to Celebrate in 2004 1/2
The Department of Defense (DoD) on Friday shut down its online voting experiment for overseas military and civilian citizens based on Wolfowitz Recommendation. 1/2
The BuzzFlash "Failure of the Year." He's So Successful at Failing, He's Considered a Success! So Many Failures, So Few Pages!
An attorney for supporters of a maverick write-in candidate for mayor asked the City Council on Thursday to overturn Republican incumbent Dick Murphy's narrow victory. 1/2
Merger Boom on Wall Street 1/2
Alleged Al-Qaida Video Shows Police Execution 1/2
Nobody Could Have Predicted 1/2
"But on closer inspection, much of the agenda follows a familiar path: borrowing today and leaving the bills for future generations to pay." 1/2
Allegations of Inflating Test Scores at Three Charter Schools in Houston 1/2
When Bush is coronated on Jan. 20, an Air Force Communications Agency team will be there, and elsewhere, supporting the U.S. Secret Service. 1/2
"Our soldiers should never want for proper equipment and accurate intelligence," Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said in the Democrats' weekly radio address. 1/2
The Ninth Level 1/2
Be Careful Not to Get Too Much Education -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Dr. Teresa Whitehurst
Hide the Pretzels - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Tony Peyser
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Surrendering Civilized Standards of Decency and Justice: Bush officials are preparing long-range plans for indefinitely imprisoning suspected terrorists whom they do not want to set free or turn over to courts in the United States or other countries
It IS Going to Get Worse: Bigger Republican Majority Plans to Push Bush Agenda 1/2
BBC: In 2004, Iraq went badly wrong - except for supporters of the insurgency, in which case it went grimly well. 1/2
Tsunami recovery 'to take years' 1/2
It was no accident that the U.S., with relatively enlightened leadership, led the world in higher education for decades. It is no accident that with abysmally unenlightened leadership it is fast losing that lead. 1/2
"Because the president's supporters believe he has a mandate, there's going to be, in effect, a coronation," said Jack Nargil, head concierge at the Hay-Adams Hotel, as he gazed across the street at the White House last week. 1/2
Who Was at Bush's Personal Christmas Party? Nathan Sproul, Who Stands Accused of Being Paid to Gather Voter Reg. Forms by the GOP and Tossing Out the Democratic Ones. (Read Down)
James C. Dobson, the nation's most influential evangelical leader, is threatening to put six potentially vulnerable Democratic senators "in the 'bull's-eye' " if they block conservative appointments to the Supreme Court. Bring It On, James!
Report on the Sunday Jesse Jackson News Conference on the Theft of the 2004 Election 1/3
Clear Channel Tramples on First Amendment Rights. It Won't Allow a Modern Day Paul Revere on the Public Airwaves, Even if He Pays. Hear All Seven Ads on BuzzFlash.
Jud's Resolution - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Steve Bradenton
Agencies Accepting Aid Dollars
Republican Hypocrisy 101: Always Play the Victim - Often and Loudly -- A BuzzFlash Guest Contribution from Doug Basham
December 29th World Media Watch by Gloria Lalumia
Diversity in the Bush Cabinet - BuzzFlash Editorial Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
THE LIGHTER SIDE:
Bush administration considering emergency measure in event of Republican leadership's being "raptured" 1/3
Bush cancels inauguration to pursue tsunami relief 1/3
Tom Tomorrow: The Spin Machine 12/30
The 25 Dumbest Quotes of 2004 1/1
Bush's Coalition: Ready, unwilling and able 12/31
The Year in Pictures 1/2
The Osama Bin Laden Pool Party -- Hey, Is That Jeb's Hand on Katherine Harris' Breast? Ick. 1/1
Kalluk Gets Bush Doll For Christmas 1/1
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